There are 11 aces that deserve to be used for both their starts this week, and a whole gaggle of pitchers that dwell in the bottom tier, that despite a dual start status, should be avoided. Only five middle-tier arms to consider for their two trips to the hill, following recent trends in the two-start arena.

Quite a few streaming options to consider if you are seeking short-term pitching assistance from the less-owned starting pitchers scheduled to climb the hill in Week 14. Nothing to speak of to open the scoring period, nor for the final day of the week’s action.




 Start 'em If You Own 'em 
Starting Pitcher1st Start/Opponent/Date2nd Start/Opponent/Date
Reynaldo Lopez , ATL vs. SF Hayden Birdsongvs. Spencer Turnbull , PHI 
 Tue 7/2 7:20 PM EDTSun 7/7 1:35 PM EDT 
Tarik Skubal  DET @ Simeon Woods Richardson , MIN@ CIN TBA
 Tue 7/2 7:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:40 PM EDT
Luis Castillo  SEA vs. Grayson Rodriguez  BALvs. Jose Berrios  TOR
 Tue 7/2 9:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 
Grayson Rodriguez  BAL@ Luis Castillo  SEA@ OAK Mitch Spence 
 Tue 7/2 9:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:07 PM EDT
Nathan Eovaldi  TEXvs. Adam Mazur  SDvs. Zack Littell , TB
 Tue 7/2 8:05 PM EDT Sun 7/7 2:35 PM EDT 
Hunter Brown  HOU @ Yariel Rodriguez  TOR@ Joe Ryan  MIN
 Mon 7/1 3:07 PM EDT Sat 7/6 2:10 PM EDT 
Mitch Keller  PIT vs. Kyle Gibson  STLvs. Sean Manaea , NYM
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:35 PM EDT 
Kyle Gibson  STL @ Mitch Keller  PIT@ DJ Herz  WAS
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:35 PM EDT 
MacKenzie Gore  WAS vs. David Peterson  NYMvs. Andre Pallante , STL
 Mon 7/1 6:45 PM EDT Sat 7/6 4:05 PM EDT 
Brady Singer  KC vs. Zack Littell , TB@ Ryan Feltner  COL
 Tue 7/2 8:10 PM EDT Sun 7/7 3:10 PM EDT 
Simeon Woods Richardson , MINvs. Tarik Skubal  DETvs. Spencer Arrighetti  HOU
 Tue 7/2 7:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 2:10 PM EDT 

The 11 arms are those you should be thankful populate your rotations, should that be the case. Use them and reap the rewards in both their starts this week.


 Maybe Yes, Maybe No 
Starting Pitcher1st Start/Opponent/Date2nd Start/Opponent/Date
Sean Manaea , NYM@ DJ Herz  WAS@ Mitch Keller  PIT
 Tue 7/2 6:45 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:35 PM EDT 
Zack Littell , TB @ Brady Singer  KC@ Nathan Eovaldi  TEX
 Tue 7/2 8:10 PM EDT Sun 7/7 2:35 PM EDT 
Carlos Carrasco  CLEvs. Chris Flexen , CHWvs. SF Hayden Birdsong
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:40 PM EDT
Luis Gil   NYYvs. CIN TBAvs. Brayan Bello BOS
 Tue 7/2 7:05 PM EDTSun 7/7 7:10 PM EDT 
Mitch Spence  OAKvs. Roansy Contreras LAAvs. Grayson Rodriguez BAL
 Tue 7/2 9:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:07 PM EDT 

Manaea has picked up a couple of wins over his last three outings, despite pitching just deep enough to qualify for the victories. He has two road games this scoring period on the schedule, and given his home/road splits, that plays to his strength in 2024. He is striking out a batter per frame, but his control is worrisome, sitting at 4.0 BB/9 through his 76.1 IP thus far.

Littell has not recorded a win since May 11th, although he has racked up three losses over his last eight appearances on the hill. He is a good source of strikeouts (8.5 K/9 over his 86.1 IP this season), and demonstrates excellent control, as witnessed by his 1.7 BB/9 rate on the year. Unfortunately, his home/road splits are not in favor of his two road starts in Week 14, but his team is playing above .500 away from the Trop.

Carrasco has pitched well over his last two outings, holding the opposition to just three earned tallies (and two home runs). He has two home contests on the slate in Week 14, and has been a better pitcher at Citi Field this season. He also has a pair of favorable matchups on tap, although he offers below average strikeout potential. The ability to generate above-average groundballs will also continue to keep him as a useful back of the rotation option when he toes the rubber.

Gil has quieted talk about being a Cy Young award candidate after stumbling badly over his last 5.2 IP, where he was torched for 12 earned tallies and saw his once stellar ERA balloon by more than one run, from 2.03 to 3.15. He gets to ply his trade at home for his dual starts in Week 14, and against opponents
that should help him maintain his superior K rate (10.4 K/9).

Spence has collected a couple of quality starts (QS) among his last four times on the bump, but has also been inconsistent in his rookie campaign. He does offer average strikeout potential when he toes the rubber, and has above-average control (2.1 BB/9), to go with his excellent ground ball production rate (48.8%). He will look to avenge his last poor outing against the Angels in his first start of Week 14. The second start against the visiting Orioles does not profile as favorable, in case you wanted to use him for just one appearance this week.




 Not On My Roster 
Starting Pitcher1st Start/Opponent/Date2nd Start/Opponent/Date
Bobby Miller  LAD vs. Ryne Nelson  ARIvs. Dallas Keuchel  MIL
 Tue 7/2 10:10 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 
David Peterson  NYM @ MacKenzie Gore  WAS@ Bailey Falter  PIT
 Mon 7/1 6:45 PM EDT Sat 7/6 4:05 PM EDT 
Ryan Feltner  COL vs. Dallas Keuchel  MILvs. Brady Singer  KC
 Tue 7/2 8:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 3:10 PM EDT 
Adam Mazur  SD @ Nathan Eovaldi  TEXvs. Ryne Nelson  ARI
 Tue 7/2 8:05 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 
Dallas Keuchel  MIL @ Ryan Feltner  COL@ Bobby Miller  LAD
 Tue 7/2 8:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 
Valente Bellozo  MIA vs. Brayan Bello  BOSvs. Chris Flexen , CHW
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:40 PM EDT 
Spencer Arrighetti  HOU @ Jose Berrios  TOR@ Simeon Woods Richardson , MIN
 Tue 7/2 7:07 PM EDT Sun 7/7 2:10 PM EDT 
Chris Flexen , CHW @ Carlos Carrasco  CLE@ Valente Bellozo  MIA
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:40 PM EDT 
Bryse Wilson , MIL @ Austin Gomber  COL@ James Paxton  LAD
 Mon 7/1 8:40 PM EDT Sat 7/6 7:15 PM EDT 
Austin Gomber  COL vs. Bryse Wilson , MILvs. Seth Lugo  KC
 Mon 7/1 8:40 PM EDT Sat 7/6 9:10 PM EDT 
Yariel Rodriguez  TORvs. Hunter Brown  HOU@ SEA TBA
 Mon 7/1 3:07 PM EDT Sat 7/6 4:10 PM EDT
Brayan Bello  BOS@ Valente Bellozo  MIA@ Luis Gil  NYY
 Tue 7/2 6:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 7:10 PM EDT 
Hayden Birdsong  SF @ Reynaldo Lopez ATL@ Carlos Carrasco CLE
 Tue 7/2 7:20 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:40 PM EDT 
DJ Herz   WASvs. Sean Manaea , NYMvs. Kyle Gibson  STL
 Tue 7/2 6:45 PM EDT Sun 7/7 1:35 PM EDT 
Jose Berrios  TORvs. Spencer Arrighetti  HOU@ Luis Castillo  SEA
 Tue 7/2 7:07 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 
Roansy Contreras , LAA@ Mitch Spence , OAK@ CHC TBD
 Tue 7/2 9:40 PM EDT Sun 7/7 2:20 PM EDT 
Ryne Nelson  ARI@ Bobby Miller  LAD@ Adam Mazur  SD
 Tue 7/2 10:10 PM EDT Sun 7/7 4:10 PM EDT 

It would be best to avoid employing any of these pitchers, even if you need the innings to satisfy your league requirements. These is little to recommend any of these arms in either of their scheduled appearances on the bump, and you would do better to find a single-start streamer from those profiled below if you
value your ratio stats.




Potential Streaming Options for Week 14

There is no promise that each game day will provide a streaming option. First of all, the pitcher must be available in at least 50% of leagues to be a viable candidate to snag off the wire. Then, the pitchers discussed above are not included as they have a different sort of value, even though some might be available as free agents in your league. Plus, some days the matchups and/or venues just do not figure as positive enough factors to favor plugging the arm into your rotation, even for one start. That all being said, here are this week’s best streaming candidates:…

Mitchell Parker, Washington Nationals vs Jose Quintana, New York Mets

Our one contest where both the starting pitchers provide streaming potential. Both hurlers offer slightly below-average strikeout numbers, but Parker demonstrates better control, and offers superior ratio stats for his fantasy owners. Yet, the Mets have been the team playing better baseball of late, which trends in the favor of the veteran Quintana. Either of the southpaw pitchers offer decent stat and perhaps the opportunity to pick up a victory.

Colin Rea, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado Rockies

Rea is coming off a less-than-stellar five earned run effort against the host Padres, but had dealt from the hill in his prior five outings preceding that stumble. He has compiled an attractive 3.62 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 82.0 IP, with average control but sub-average strikeout rates (5.9 K/9). The matchup, even given the venue of Coors Field, is a good one.

Michael Wacha, Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The veteran right-hander has been pitching extremely well over his past seven outings, although his team has not been generous with offensive support during his last four times atop the bump, and thus has an 0-2 record since the end of May. The 2.43 ERA and 1.06 WHIP over his last 40.2 IP are enticing, and he has demonstrated good if average control while racking up an 8.0 K/9 of recent vintage. Presuming he keeps pitching in the same fashion, the victories will likely show up on his stat sheet.

Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins vs Boston Red Sox

The 26-year-old southpaw has strung together three consecutive quality starts, and has dropped his inflated ERA to below 5.00 (4.87 to be precise). His WHIP is still in the ugly zone, and his propensity to hand out free
passes does not seem to be abating. He needs to rely on his ability to generate ground balls, and let his metrics settle in, as he does not demonstrate any tremendous red flags in his peripherals.

Cal Quantrill, Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers

The Colorado right-hander has twirled a pair of quality starts, sandwiching a 5.0 inning game where he was touched for three runs by the Dodgers. He has been a better option when away from Coors Field, but has not been awful when climbing the hill in Denver. The Brewers are just a tick over .500 on the road, and Quantrill should be able to continue to miss bats with the Brewers as the opponent.

Landon Knack, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

The rookie righty gets to stick in the rotation due to Walker Buehler’s hip injury, and will seek to build on his shutout five inning start against the Angels. Pitching for the Dodgers is a plus, although do not expect the Diamondback hitters to pump up his limited K rate in this contest.

Cade Povich, Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics

This start is not guaranteed, as Dean Kremer is due to rejoin the Oriole rotation sometime in early July. Povich was not as sharp in his most recent start, taking a loss to the visiting Guardians where he gave up three earned runs over 5.2 IP, although he did collect five strikeouts. If he climbs the hill against the host A’s, it is a good matchup for the rookie lefty.

Hogan Harris, Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles

The southpaw was credited with his second quality start of the season, in a loss to the visiting Twins, where he allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks. He only recorded two strikeouts, but his 2.72 ERA and 1.13 WHIP are certainly an attractive feature to his stat line. He has been effective at home, albeit not as effective when pitching away from the Coliseum in Oakland, and facing the Orioles is not an ideal matchup, yet he is demonstrating some seriously nice ratios. Proceed with caution, but his track record has been worthy of some faith.

Patrick Corbin, Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The veteran lefty has not been able to buy a win over the past couple of months, despite pitching well in most of his outings. His last three trips to toe the rubber have seen him yield just five earned tallies while collecting 16 strikeouts over those 17.1 IP. He gets to face the Cardinals at home, and St. Louis is playing sub-.500 ball on the road in 2024. Odds are, he will be credited with a victory soon, if the fates allow.

Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds

Mize is another SP who is being saddled with losses despite pitching fairly effectively. Do not expect the 10 strikeouts he racked up against the Phillies in his most recent outing to become a regular part of his production, but he continues to show good control as his pitch count grows in his starts. His peripheral metrics do indicate a bit of bad luck, so better results could be in store if that shifts. This appearance is a good matchup to see if he can change his fortunes.

Yonny Chirinos, Miami Marlins vs. Chicago White Sox

Getting a great matchup at home, the veteran righty will look to build on his two starts to date where he has held opposing offenses to just three earned runs while racking up 11 strikeouts. His peripherals speak to some negative regression, but with the venue and opponent in this contest, there is potential for positive results if you take a chance on streaming him late in Week 14.

Andrew Heaney, Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Joining some other pitchers in the streaming ranks this week, Heaney has been accumulating losses despite pitching effectively overall. He has nine losses on the season, despite yielding more that three runs in just two appearances this season. Since the beginning of May, he has produced an admirable 3.29 ERA over 54.2 IP, while collecting 53 strikeouts.

Josh Winckowski, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

The 26-year-old returns to the Red Sox rotation, offering up his attractive 3.26 season ERA and 8.0 K/9 rate. He does not draw a great matchup in this contest, heading to Yankee Stadium in a division match-up. He is coming off a 6.0 IP relief appearance, so seems poised to go deeper into this game, depending on his ability to hold down the host Yankee offense.